David Copperfield (1970)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Childhood Drama, Period Film  |   Run Time - 118 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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This lackluster 1970 version of Charles Dickens' classic novel, David Copperfield (made as a film twice before) turns Dickens' picaresque tale into an extended flashback, with David Copperfield (Robin Phillips) as a young man, brooding on a deserted beach, recalling his youth. The characters are all trotted out in choppy flashbacks as David remembers his life as a young orphan, brought to London and passed around from relatives, to guardians, to boarding school.

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oppression, survivor, coming-of-age, orphan, writing